Wednesday, March 26, 2014

photo outtakes

Welcome to another round up of photo outtakes! I think that it's really important to discuss the fact that I take a ton of photos to get a few gems. Also, while I keep improving my skills, I still make a lot of mistakes.

 The inevitable auto focus fail.

This is a cool idea, but my execution was poor, largely because of the lamp.

This is what happens when I shoot long exposures in shutter priority mode and then forget to flip back to program before I shoot something else.

Angle fail. I was trying to figure out how to get the entire roof in one shot, but clearly this wasn't the best way to accomplish it.

I took this shot during my winter antiques store excursion. I don't even know. The striped glasses are cute, but this shot is so boring.

There were lots of fish swimming in the water right around the Hoover Dam, which we visited during our recent Vegas trip. Unfortunately you can't see any of them in my pictures.

You can see mountains from the Vegas strip. Except that you can't see them in this shot. I can do a fair amount of post process correction to expose them, but this shot is still pretty bright.

Total overexposure.

This shot would have been kind of neat if the words weren't upside down.

Weird angle. Who wants to look at dirty snow anyway?

Don't be afraid to share your outtakes every once in a while. It makes everyone feel better.


  1. Mirror shots are always tricky. They can either turn out really cool, or a total mess. Mine are usually a :)

  2. I recently had a couple total autofocus fails! It's bound to happen every once in a while. That roof is really cool and I can see why you'd want all of it in a photo!

  3. Outtakes teach us so much! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Overexposure is a huge problem I have but I'm working on it. I finally figured out how to take a picture of the moon without a tripod so I'm excited! I just don't have a program to crop the photos to make the moon bigger so can't show them to anyone yet. :(

  5. You have no idea how comforting it is to know that even a pro photographer (and I really admire your work!!) has outtakes!! I'm signed up to take a photography class at the local community college on April 30. Something to check off my annual Goals list.


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